On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 8 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Pomáháme lidem na útěku (The Czech Refugee Help or PLNU) organization which supports, helps, and coordinates Czech volunteers working along the Balkan refugee route. “The award was presented for the dedication of
Prague, December 8 – On the occasion of Anti-Corruption Day, the Ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada to the Czech Republic release the following statement: “We come together again for a third year to renew our countries’ commitment to fighting corruption in all its forms. December 9, International Anti-Corruption Day, is a day for everyone to
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6 PM Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Mirror Hall, Loretánské nám. 5, Praha 1 As delivered Dobrý večer (Good evening) to everyone! I want to thank Daniel Lošťák for his introductory remarks; and I want to say great minds think alike, because I’m going to be echoing some of the themes that Daniel
The U.S. Embassy in Prague is proud to support the Prague Pride Festival again this year, which will take place August 8-14 throughout the city. This year’s theme is “love,” and the Pride Festival’s objective is to combat prejudice against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons and other minorities. 130 events are planned in Prague as part of
Prague, June 21 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce that Dita Prikrylova will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California, the United States. She will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space. These
Prague, June 20 – World Refugee Day is a time when we reflect on the millions of men, women, and children around the world who have been displaced from their homes because of hardship. Today, we honor their resilience, their courage, and the dedication of those who come to their aid. As a child of a refugee, I know firsthand
Prague, June 10 – The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the launch of a new fund for women’s empowerment to promote the U.S. Government’s global goal of supporting women and their progress toward becoming full and equal participants in society. The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit that aim to advance women’s political and economic participation on local,
Marking the 71st anniversary of the end of World War Two, the U.S. Embassy Prague hosted the Convoy of Liberty on Friday, April 29. The Convoy is the traditional tour of Bohemia by the military history clubs in authentic, refurbished vehicles from World War II; this tradition began eleven years ago. The convoy is a tribute to the U.S. army
Prague, April 7 – On the occasion of International Roma Day on April 8, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro joined three fellows participating in the Embassy-sponsored Roma Fellowship program, AraArt International Roma Day Events Coordinator David Tiser, and Slovo 21 Roma Fellowship Coordinator Denisa Horvathova in a video reaffirming our commitment to the inclusion and equal treatment
Prague, March 30 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague will undertake a number of projects and programming activities during the month of April focusing on science, technology, engineering, and the environment (STEM). In cooperation with local partners, the Embassy will present the following events during the month of April. March 30 – June Local NGO TEREZA will open an exhibition of
Prague, March 18 — The U.S. Embassy in Prague, in partnership with the Moravian Land Library in Brno and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, is proud to announce the opening of two EducationUSA Reference contact points at the InfoUSA (Brno) and U.S. Point (Pilsen). EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around
Prague, March 14 – As a part of its grants program, the U.S. Embassy in Prague is proud to announce a special competition to provide support for anti-corruption projects which aim to promote good governance, citizen activism, transparency, and in general work towards ending corruption in the Czech Republic. The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit that support the
Prague, March 11, 2016 — The U.S. Embassy Prague has launched 9-month fellowships for five Roma university students and graduates through the “Roma Fellowship” program. The program is being implemented by the NGO Slovo 21. The goal of the Roma Fellowship program is to give the fellows an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for their professional growth
On January 26, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro presented awards for the three winning photographs of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Through Your Eyes” photo contest. First place was awarded to Pavel Mares for his picture “Nebraska Sunset; ”second place was awarded to Tomas Vaverka for his photograph “In the Sky,” and third place was awarded to Iva Gejdosova and her picture “Now.” The
WASHINGTON, January 21, 2016 — The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security
January 21, 2016 — Today, the Embassies of Canada, Korea, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States are launching a six week social media campaign on transparency and accountability. This campaign continues our long term joint efforts on transparency and accountability. Our goal is to share our countries’ experiences in combating corruption. Each week will be dedicated to a different
On the occasion of the anniversary of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 9 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Marie Gottfriedová, Director of the elementary school in Trmice, for successfully implementing and advocating for inclusive education in the Czech Republic. “As the director of the Trmice elementary
December 9 marks International Anti-Corruption Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of corruption and commemorating the adoption of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. This year’s theme is “breaking down barriers – promoting civil society’s role in anti-corruption.” For the second consecutive year, we are issuing a joint statement to mark this occasion. Corruption is a global challenge that
Prague, November 17, 2015 Today, we remember the men and women who rose up 26 years ago peacefully to demand their freedom during the Velvet Revolution. United by their common desire for liberty, they joined thousands across Central and Eastern Europe who yearned for a better life for themselves and for their children. The American people were inspired by the
September 30, 2015 “Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to travel all across the Czech Republic, meeting not only with government officials, but also with students and educators, faith leaders, civil society groups, businesspeople, and representatives of the Czech military. I’m happy to say that I have now been to all fourteen regions of the country. I’ve learned
The United States and the Czech Republic cooperate closely on judicial matters and our law enforcement authorities coordinate on processing legal requests. A U.S. District Court found Kevin Dahlgren extraditable to stand trial on murder charges in the Czech Republic. We refer you to Czech judicial authorities and the U.S. Department of Justice for further information.
The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce Open Society “Otevřená společnost” as the awardee of the anti-corruption grant competition. This special competition, launched in January 2015, sought proposals for projects that would promote good governance, citizen activism, transparency, and anti-corruption initiatives in the Czech Republic. Open Society’s project aims to detect corrupt conduct in society using instruments included
On the occasion of April 8th, which marks International Roma Day, seven ambassadors to the Czech Republic signed the attached joint statement supporting the Roma community in the Czech Republic. The ambassadors stress that it is a day for celebrating Romani culture and heritage; it is, however, also a day to remember that Roma, a group of people that are
As I said on Czech television, in response to a question, it is not for me to tell the President where he should go, and I understand the desire to honor all who sacrificed in World War II, but I think it would be unfortunate for President Zeman to be there as perhaps the only EU head of state, watching
PRAGUE, January 26, 2015 — As part of its grants program, the U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce a special competition to provide support for anti-corruption projects whose aim is to promote good governance, citizen activism, transparency, and in general work towards ending corruption in the Czech Republic. The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit that support
U.S. Embassy Prague takes this opportunity to remind the public of the following notice concerning internet and email scams: Internet users are frequently the victims of internet scams, where fraudsters attempt to collect money or personal information from other unsuspecting users either by posing as themselves or as well-to-do nationals of other countries. The following is being provided as a
PRAGUE, September 22 — We welcome the election of General Petr Pavel as the new Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. The election by his peers, who are commanders of each NATO nation’s forces, is testament to General Pavel’s distinguished career and is a recognition of the important role the Czech Republic plays as a strong NATO ally.
The world leader in Computer Assisted Language Learning, American company DynEd, is celebrating its 4th anniversary in the Czech Republic. DynEd offers unique language courses that are being used by millions of students across the Globe. On this occasion DynEd will introduce a new and unique English language learning solution for schools on Wednesday, September 24 from 2pm to 4pm
Ambassador Daniel Fried Coordinator for Sanctions Policy Conference Call with Czech Journalists Moderated by the U.S.-European Media Hub September 17, 2014 Moderator: Good morning or good afternoon everybody. Greetings from the State Department’s Media Hub in Brussels. I’d like to thank all of you who are calling in or participating from the Czech Republic. We’re thrilled to have you today.
Prague, September 4 — Beginning on September 12, 2014, the fees for some consular services will change. Amendments to the Schedule of Consular Fees include the following: Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees Type of Visa Previous Fee New Fee Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E) $270 $205 Fiancé(e) visas (K) $240 $265 Border Crossing Card (under age 15) $15 $16 Immigrant
U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and his family arrived today in the Czech Republic. In accordance with diplomatic protocol, he will participate in official events and media activity only after the presentation of his credentials in the coming weeks.
For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Embassy in Prague is a supporter of Prague Pride, which will take place the week of August 11-17. The theme of this year’s Pride is “East Meets West.” The goal is to give people from countries less open to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community the opportunity to see
It is with the most profound sadness that I learned of the death of four Czech soldiers today near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. On behalf of the people of the United States I extend our deepest sympathies to their families and friends, and to the Czech nation. We also pray for the quick recovery of those wounded in the
The United States Government is deeply disappointed to learn of the decision to cancel the Temelin tender. Nuclear power is a low-carbon option for power that is cost-competitive in the long-term and important to energy security. That is why the U.S. itself is moving forward with four new Westinghouse AP 1000 units, and they are also being built elsewhere around
U.S. Ambassador Norman Eisen presented today the Woodrow Wilson Freedom Award for Promoting U.S.—Czech Relations and Mutual Understanding to Dr. Miloš Calda , former Department Chair of American Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague (1999-2012). Miloš Calda was instrumental in turning the new American studies program into a well-established and unique department that every year produces
The U.S. Embassy is saddened by the death of Ambassador Shirley Temple Black. This great actress and American icon, who passed away on February 10th at her home in California, began her career in the 1930s as she sang and tap-danced herself to Hollywood stardom. She is equally remembered for her extraordinary contribution to the diplomacy of the United States.
Beginning on January 18, 2014, the process for applying for a visa at the U.S. Embassy in Prague will change. There will be a single website at which visa applicants must schedule an appointment, pay the visa application fee, and register the address to which they would like their passport sent after their visa has been processed. This website is